Post Reply 
ITCHY ITCHY ITCHY NOSE
Author Message
Marnid2014 Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 187
Joined: Mar 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10 & Circadience Advance Cloth Mask
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Female
Location: Florida

Post: #1
ITCHY ITCHY ITCHY NOSE
Been using the P10 for a while now, and all of a sudden I have such an itchy nose as soon as I don the mask, it drives me nuts. I have tried, cleaning it, rinsing it, moving it, everything and still my nose is itching like crazy. Could I have an allergy to it?, I have even tried using lanisol, cream, and that is no good either. Not sure what to do.
08-18-2014 09:46 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Stroppy Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 32
Joined: Jul 2014

Machine: F&P Icon
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P
Humidifier: F&P
CPAP Pressure: 17cm
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #2
RE: ITCHY ITCHY ITCHY NOSE
(08-18-2014 09:46 AM)Marnid2014 Wrote:  Been using the P10 for a while now, and all of a sudden I have such an itchy nose as soon as I don the mask, it drives me nuts. I have tried, cleaning it, rinsing it, moving it, everything and still my nose is itching like crazy. Could I have an allergy to it?, I have even tried using lanisol, cream, and that is no good either. Not sure what to do.

Take a non-drowsy anti-histamine half an hour before bed. Wash your mask with purified water.
08-18-2014 10:22 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
retired_guy Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 2,744
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #3
RE: ITCHY ITCHY ITCHY NOSE
(08-18-2014 09:46 AM)Marnid2014 Wrote:  .......I have tried, cleaning it, rinsing it, moving it, everything and still my nose is itching like crazy.

You might try doing all that to your mask too.

But I doubt you have an allergy to the mask. Especially since you've used the creams with it and you still get an itch.

Sometimes if it acts like an itch, feels like an itch --- it's an itch. You could scratch it, but you have to take the mask off to do that.

You could also check to make sure you don't have a stupid nose hair getting blown around that is making you think it's your nose that's the culprit.
08-18-2014 11:13 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Marnid2014 Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 187
Joined: Mar 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10 & Circadience Advance Cloth Mask
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Female
Location: Florida

Post: #4
RE: ITCHY ITCHY ITCHY NOSE
Thanks for the advice, I am soaking it in distilled water and hope that will do it.
08-18-2014 06:27 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
PaulaO2 Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 8,067
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #5
RE: ITCHY ITCHY ITCHY NOSE
Is it itching only where the mask touches? Or where the air blows? Both nostrils or just one? Is there a noticeable rash? Are you using anything different on the mask? Switch to a different bottle of soap, even the same brand?

Are you using a new main hose? Did you clean the humidifier tub with something new/different? Is ANYTHING from filter to your nose new or different?

Earlier in the day, wash your mask well. Rub the external part with your fingers and listen/feel for the squeak. I used to even turn the pillows wrong side out over the tip of my finger and clean the inside that way. (can't do that with the nuance) Rinse exceptionally well. Let air dry.

When the mask is dry, wash your face well. Rinse well. Use a small amount of alcohol on a pad to then clean the outside of your nostrils to get the last of the oils. Rinse your face again. Pat your face dry, not rub. Do not use any creams or lotions or anything. You want just you and the mask.

Put on the mask without the air on. Wait for the itching. If it itches, then it is definitely the mask. If you can't tell just yet, hook it up to the machine and turn on the machine. If the itch definitely gets worse, then turn off the air and, without scratching, see if it gets better. If it does, then it is something in the air/wind that is irritating you, not the mask itself.

PaulaO2
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


Breathe deeply and count to zen.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
08-18-2014 09:29 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
CasitaWayne Offline

Members

Posts: 19
Joined: Jul 2014

Machine: Resmed vpap auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed P10
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 7 to 18
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I have had SA since about 1986

Sex: Male
Location: Fredericksburg, Texas

Post: #6
RE: ITCHY ITCHY ITCHY NOSE
(08-18-2014 09:46 AM)Marnid2014 Wrote:  Been using the P10 for a while now, and all of a sudden I have such an itchy nose as soon as I don the mask, it drives me nuts. I have tried, cleaning it, rinsing it, moving it, everything and still my nose is itching like crazy. Could I have an allergy to it?, I have even tried using lanisol, cream, and that is no good either. Not sure what to do.

The easiest way to scratch my nose without taking my mask off is to use something like a Starbucks coffee stirring stick or a tongue depressor. It will slide up under the mask (even if you have a Remzzz or a Pad-A-Cheek) to reach the nose. It helped to make my own version of this sanding a tapered end and smoothing the wood so that it wouldn't hang on the cloth ... but even so it worked quite well.
08-19-2014 08:07 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Paralel Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 68
Joined: Aug 2014

Machine: Respironics PR System One 60 Series REMstar Auto with A-flex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: Respironics PR System One 60 Series Humidifier with Heated Tube
CPAP Pressure: 10-13
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Mitten State, USA

Post: #7
RE: ITCHY ITCHY ITCHY NOSE
Do you get this reaction even without the machine turned on?
08-19-2014 03:00 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
JimZZZ Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 370
Joined: Dec 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: ResMed H5i (not using)
CPAP Pressure: 9 - 14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: CareFusion PureSom Ultra Chinstrap

Sex: Male
Location: Western North Carolina

Post: #8
RE: ITCHY ITCHY ITCHY NOSE
(08-19-2014 08:07 AM)CasitaWayne Wrote:  The easiest way to scratch my nose without taking my mask off is to use something like a Starbucks coffee stirring stick or a tongue depressor. It will slide up under the mask (even if you have a Remzzz or a Pad-A-Cheek) to reach the nose. It helped to make my own version of this sanding a tapered end and smoothing the wood so that it wouldn't hang on the cloth ... but even so it worked quite well.
Brilliant! Happy Eyes Just the presence of such a device would help.
08-19-2014 03:32 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
CasitaWayne Offline

Members

Posts: 19
Joined: Jul 2014

Machine: Resmed vpap auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed P10
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 7 to 18
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I have had SA since about 1986

Sex: Male
Location: Fredericksburg, Texas

Post: #9
RE: ITCHY ITCHY ITCHY NOSE
(08-18-2014 06:27 PM)Marnid2014 Wrote:  Thanks for the advice, I am soaking it in distilled water and hope that will do it.

Frankly, I don't think soaking the nose in distiller water is going to help. Thinking-about
08-19-2014 06:30 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Marnid2014 Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 187
Joined: Mar 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10 & Circadience Advance Cloth Mask
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Female
Location: Florida

Post: #10
RE: ITCHY ITCHY ITCHY NOSE
I tried all the remedy's and it's still itching, now I am getting a stuffy nose as well. I think I might have developed an allergy to it. Last night I had to take it off during the middle of the night.

I think I am going to try the Circadiance Elan, I used it once before, but the old model, the one that looks like an elephant trunk. I can monitor it for awhile and see what the leaks show. I don't know what else to do.
08-20-2014 08:21 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  airfit P10 sore nose duece12345 12 681 12-03-2016 09:46 AM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  sore nose Shirl 4 252 11-15-2016 05:06 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred
  AHI index has taken a nose dive the past month pdbabb66 32 1,372 11-09-2016 05:58 PM
Last Post: pdbabb66
Gross [CPAP] First timer, gosh my nose hurts. daniemmdee 10 554 10-13-2016 02:05 AM
Last Post: player
  Blocked nose Lojos71 7 501 10-07-2016 03:44 PM
Last Post: pupcamper
  Better to breath through mouth or nose with FFM? somnus 6 714 09-30-2016 10:01 PM
Last Post: SaldusMiegas
  Help with nasal pillow and nose pain jane bradley 4 550 09-18-2016 01:20 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)